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Anatomy of a balisong

1- blade (in Tagalog: punyal)
2- edge (in Tagalog: talim)
3- back (reverse) (in Tagalog: gulugod)
4- point (in Tagalog: tulis)
5- side of the blade
NB : the ground is the progressive shape going from the back to the edge of the blade.
7- ricasso
8- guard or hilt or quillion
9- tang (in Tagalog: talasok)
10- tang pin
11- handle pin (or pivot pin)
12- handle (in Tagalog: puluhan)
13- latch (in Tagalog: tarangka)
NB : when the latch is attached to the handle which is fixed on the edge part of the blade, the style of the balisong is called Batangas (this is the case of our example). Else, it is called Manila style.
14- base of the handle or pommel (in Tagalog: punyo)


Measures & calculations

In the following tables,
L is the total length of the opened balisong,
B is the total length of the blade (including the tang)
E is the length of the edge of the blade
G is the length between the punyo and G, the inerty centre.

Balisong L (cm) B (cm) E (cm) G (cm)
Herbertz (old small model) 18,5 10,2 7,2 6,6
Herbertz (recent model) 23,1 12,1 8 8
Jaguar (blue model) 22,8 12,1 8,9 7,5
Jaguar (recent model) 23,1 12,1 8 7,9
Tanto ("rostfrei") 22,6 12,1 8,6 7,7
BM239S (weehawk) 23,5 12,5 8,2 8,7
BM44S (tanto) 24,5 12,9 8,9 8,4
BM42AS 24 12,9 8,5 9
PK136 15,5 8,1 5,9 5,4
PK320 22,6 12 8,4 7,9
PK701 23 12,6 8,8 7,9
MIN 15,5 8,1 5,9 5,4
MAX 24,5 12,9 8,9 9

Balisong B/T E/L G/L
Herbertz (old small model) 0,551 0,389 0,357
Herbertz (recent model) 0,524 0,346 0,346
Jaguar (blue model) 0,531 0,390 0,329
Jaguar (recent model) 0,524 0,346 0,342
Tanto ("rostfrei") 0,535 0,381 0,341
BM239S (weehawk) 0,532 0,349 0,370
BM44S (tanto) 0,527 0,363 0,343
BM42AS 0,538 0,354 0,375
PK136 0,523 0,381 0,348
PK320 0,531 0,372 0,350
PK701 0,548 0,383 0,343
MIN 0,523 0,346 0,316
MAX 0,551 0,390 0,375

 
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